Women's basketball has another tough loss at tourney

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 1, 2013
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Jayde Bennett is back from injury for the Mules.

KEENE, N.H. --- The Colby College women's basketball team had two setbacks at the Keene State Holiday Tournament by a total of four points after falling 58-57 to the host school on Tuesday in the consolation game.

The Mules drop to 4-6 overall heading into a busy weekend of play. Colby will play at Regis College on Friday at 6 p.m. and then entertain Hamilton College in the first New England Small College Athletic Conference game of the season Sunday at 4 p.m.

After falling 63-60 to Salve Regina on Monday, Colby took a 30-22 halftime lead on Keene State (4-6). With the Mules up 24-20, Colby received a 3-point shot from Carylanne Wolfington and a 3-for-4 effort at the foul line from Jayde Bennett to go on a 6-0 run to end the half. Wolfington made the all-tournament team.
 
The Owls scored the first six points of the second half to tie the game at 30-30. Keene State opened up an eight-point lead at 45-37 with 7:41 to play in the game. However, the Mules battled back and took a 55-52 lead when Gabe Donahue nailed a 3-point shot with 1:24 to go. Keene State scored the next three points on a 1-for-2 effort from the foul line by Siobhan Carnell with 1:09 to go and an inside basket by Ryanne Williams with 42 seconds to play.

Colby's Diana Manduca nailed a jump shot with 26 seconds left for a 57-55 lead, but Christan Wojtas followed with a 3-point shot with only 15 seconds remaining for the final points. After a Mule timeout, Colby missed on a late shot for the win.

Manduca and Wolfington both had 11 points and four rebounds for the Mules. Jen Nale added eight points, while Desi Smith and Bennett both had seven points. 

The Mules shot a fine 17-for-18 from the foul line, but were just 17-for-56 from the field. The Owls made 24 of their 56 free throw attempts.

Carnell finished with game-highs of 28 points and nine rebounds to place the Owls. She was 11-for-20 from the field.
 
In the title game, Salve Regina notched a 78-55 win over Rivier.
KEENE STATE COLLEGE 58, COLBY COLLEGE 57
COLBY COLLEGE (4-6)
Diana Manduca 3-11 4-4 11; Carylanne Wolfington 4-9 1-1 11; Jen Nale 3-10
0-0 8; Jayde Bennett 1-3 5-6 7; Desi Smith 1-3 5-5 7; Jacky McLaughlin 3-7
0-0 6; Gabe Donahue 1-9 0-0 3; Mia Diplock 1-2 0-0 2; Taylor Peucker 0-1 0-0
0; Jamie Wallace 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-56 17-18 57.
KEENE STATE COLLEGE (4-6)
Siobhan Carnell 11-20 6-8 28; Kelsey Cognetta 5-8 2-2 12; Ryanne Williams
4-10 0-0 8; Christan Wojtas 2-8 0-0 5; Briana Curran 1-1 0-0 3; Courtney
Roberts 1-2 0-2 2; Carly Kiernan 0-1 0-0 0; Brianna McCain 0-1 0-0 0; Nikki
Stacy 0-3 0-1 0; Rachael Brucks 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 8-13 58.
Colby College................. 30 27  - 57
Keene State College........... 24 34  - 58
3-point goals-Colby College 6-27 (Jen Nale 2-6; Carylanne Wolfington 2-4;
Gabe Donahue 1-5; Diana Manduca 1-6; Mia Diplock 0-1; Jacky McLaughlin 0-3;
Desi Smith 0-1; Jayde Bennett 0-1), Keene State College 2-11 (Christan
Wojtas 1-4; Briana Curran 1-1; Ryanne Williams 0-3; Nikki Stacy 0-2; Rachael
Brucks 0-1). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Keene State College-None.
Rebounds-Colby College 37 (Gabe Donahue 7), Keene State College 37 (Siobhan
Carnell 9). Assists-Colby College 7 (Jacky McLaughlin 3), Keene State
College 12 (Rachael Brucks 3; Kelsey Cognetta 3). Total fouls-Colby College
16, Keene State College 12.
 

 
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